CGIC British Columbia Branch CPD Webinar – Disaster in the Boardroom: Six Dysfunctions Everyone Should Understand

*** This webinar has been rescheduled to May 31, 2023. ***

SESSION: Disaster in the Boardroom: Six Dysfunctions Everyone Should Understand
DATE: Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 11:00 am EDT
GUEST SPEAKER: Randall S. Peterson, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School


When companies experience major scandals and downfalls, it often reveals that their boards have failed in their fiduciary duties. Despite the frequency of corporate scandals around the world, little to no changes are made to the systems of corporate governance.

During this webinar, Randall S. Peterson, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School will explore the common attributes of scandals such as lack of independence from management, missing key voices, cultural amplification, diffusion of responsibility, rule-bound cultures, and groupthink as covered in his latest book with Gerry Brown, chairman of private equity house Novaquest Capital.

Peterson will present in-depth case studies of major global corporations, including recent contemporary scandals associated with companies such as BP, Facebook, and Uber, using theirunique and compelling “six dysfunctions of the board” analysis to reveal their particularities and how they can be overcome.

This webinar is essential for every executive in every boardroom, those aspiring to board positions, as well as anyone interested in why boards fail. Peterson will identify ways to strengthen boards, improve their culture and competence, and give directors and others the power to take action and ultimately prevent disasters from happening. Join us to pre-identify and eradicate these boardroom dysfunctions to better understand, mitigate, and avoid their impacts on society.





Professor Randall S. Peterson is Academic Director of the Leadership Institute and Chair of the Research Ethics Committee. Randall’s research and teaching focus on CEO personality, top management team interaction, board dynamics, leading diverse teams, conflict management, and the effects of member personality on group interaction and performance. Randall has won the Academy of Management’s ‘Best Paper’ award, as well as the ‘most influential article’ award. His research was similarly awarded ‘most influential article’ by the International Association of Conflict Management and ‘Best Paper’ published in small group research.

Randall’s newest book is ‘Disaster in the Boardroom: Six Dysfunctions Everyone Should Understand.’ His earlier book is ‘Leading and Managing in the Dynamic Organization.’ He has also published more than 50 articles in top scientific journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly and the Journal of Applied Psychology, as well as top managerial journals including Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review. His research has also been featured in major news outlets around the world including the BBC, Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, Board Agenda, The New Yorker, and Zawya.

Randall is also an outstanding mentor, having won the Academy of Management’s ‘Best Mentor’ award and teacher as a winner of London Business School’s ‘Excellence in Teaching” award. Randall has been invited to teach and consult across the world, for companies such as ADNOC, Alcan, AREVA, Barclays, Chevron/Texaco, Deutsche Bank, Emirates Bank, E.ON, GIB, IBM, Lufthansa, Nestlé, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Roche.

Randall holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining London Business School, he was on the faculty of Northwestern University and Cornell University’s SC Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is a former Deputy Dean (Faculty), Subject Area Chair of Organisational Behaviour, Chair of the Ph.D. Programme, and Vice President of the Campaign Committee of London Business School.


To learn more about Professor Peterson’s research, awards, and teaching, please visit:
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May 31 2023


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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